Alexis DeJoria: Driver of the Kalitta Motorsports Tequila Patrón Toyota Camry
Q1: No Time
Q2: 4.166 ET at 303.50 MPH
*Note: Friday’s two qualifying runs were cancelled due to inclement weather
No. 11 Alexis DeJoria vs. No. 6 Jack Beckman
Alexis DeJoria, Driver
“The NHRA Texas Fall Nationals definitely got off to a dramatic start this weekend. We lost our first day of qualifying due to rain, so it was down to just two chances today to get this Patron hot rod into the Sunday show. On our first pass, the car ran really well but unfortunately, I missed the tree and left too soon so we didn’t get a time. Thankfully, we were able to make it up second round with that 4.166. At the conclusion of qualifying, we finished up in the No. 11 spot and face Jack Beckman in round one tomorrow. It’s kind of funny that we’re going up against each other, because we’re the two drivers being ‘auctioned off’ at the DRAW [Drag Racing Association of Women] charity fundraiser tonight. I’m looking forward to racing tomorrow and going rounds.”
September 21, 11:30PM-1AM EST
September 22, 3:30AM-5AM EST
September 22, 8:30PM-11:30PM EST
About Alexis DeJoria
Alexis DeJoria, daughter of the famed John Paul DeJoria, co-founder of John Paul Mitchell Systems and proud owner of Tequila Patrόn, is a professional NHRA race car driver, competing in the nitro Funny Car class on the Kalitta Motorsports team. Alexis drives a Tequila Patrόn-sponsored 2013 Toyota Camry. Alexis, who had all the opportunity in the world to pursue any type of career, felt strongly about following her passion, and her need for adrenaline drove her to pursue the unlikely profession of auto-racing. The determination to ‘blaze her own trail’ continues to drive her and push her to higher levels in male dominated sport of drag racing.
About Kalitta Motorsports
Based in Ypsilanti, Mich., Kalitta Motorsports is a Top Fuel and Funny Car drag racing team in the NHRA (National Hot Rod Association) Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. The team was founded and is owned by drag racing icon Connie “the Bounty Hunter” Kalitta. For more than 50 years, Connie has been involved in the sport as a driver, tuner, and an owner. Kalitta Motorsports is one of the most successful teams in the history of auto racing with five world championships and over 50 national event titles in five different professional drag racing sanctioning bodies since it was established by Connie in 1959.